Re: For our own good: splitting the vote. Thoughts?
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 11:00:29AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Well, splitting a vote into multiple ballots, with options
> referring to the same outcome, is a horrendously bad idea -- since the
> massive amounts of strategic voting possibilities will taint the final
On the contrary. It is excess of overlapping options that prompt for strategic
voting. For example, if I don't care much between option A and option B, but
prefer either of them to option C, I might give equal weight to A and B in order
to prevent circular ambiguities.
In fact it is only starting with the presence of a 3rd option that strategy
gets into the game:
Also, note that my alternate option to Andreas' proposal  was carefully
worded to avoid making assumptions about the order in which votes would be
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